I'm not really sure why Vanity Fair is making such a big deal out of the fact that Cindy McCain's outfit last night cost around $300,000 (yes, you read that right). I mean, sure, that's about 60 times the tax cut McCain is giving families to help them with their yearly health care bills, and sure, that's six times the median household income in the United States. But they're missing the point. The theme of last night's RNC proceedings was "prosperity." Most of us were thus expecting the speakers to talk about prosperity, and confused when none of them mentioned it. But it turned out that we had three-carat proof of prosperity dangling from Cindy McCain's earlobes the whole time. The speakers didn't even need to mention the country's economic condition!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Posted by lex dexter
So, it'd seem that the Ezra Klein is hot for a place on my blogroll: yeah, that's gotta be it.